Why Don’t We Plan the Economy? 

February 24, 2018 - Denver

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Economists often focus on exploring the value of free markets, consumer sovereignty and economic efficiency. Might this be a mistake? Might we all be better off if we just planned the economy? Think how predictable, stable and fair things could be! How does an economist respond to these suggestions?

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Attend this class and explore the tension between market and command approaches to structuring an economy.

  • Grades: Focus 6-12 Teachers (all K-12 are welcome)
  • Time:  8:30 am  - 4:30 pm
  • Location: 3443 South Galena Street, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80231
  • FEE: $25*
  • Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.** 
  • Faculty: Dale DeBoer, Ph.D., University of Colorado Colorado Springs; mentor teacher Donna Ecks, Doherty High School, Colorado Springs
  • Includes: Light breakfast and lunch

$75 & $150 Teacher Travel Stipends Are Available

Economic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $75 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $150 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
*REFUND POLICIY: Registration cancellations must be requested 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes.